The Power and the Purpose

Posted by on Jun 18, 2014 in Christian Beliefs, Listening Prayer, Main, Theological Thinking | 0 comments

Most pastors I know are busy chasing after better ways to lead a congregation, me included. I’m happy to report that I’ve rediscovered the power and the purpose of christian discipleship. And you probably already know exactly what it is and how it works. The problem is in being intentional about it. More about that later. Having looked at a dozen different ways to be a better leader (and that’s just counting the ones that bore...

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Welcome!

Posted by on Jul 30, 2012 in Insights from Elsewhere, Listening Prayer, Theological Thinking, Tips for Reading & Journaling | 0 comments

Some of you have just arrived after experiencing SOAP for the first time in a LIFEJournaling Experience offered by Grace UMC. The informal gathering at Panera Bread Company in Jackson, Tennessee was a joy to be a part of, and I’m grateful for the chance to teach folks what I’ve learned about this journaling tool. I encourage you to look over the posts of the past few months and get a feel for some of the possible ways to respond in...

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Are You Being a Jerk?

Posted by on Dec 9, 2011 in Listening Prayer, SOAP Journal | 0 comments

SCRIPTURE:  1 Tim. 5-6; Tit. 1-3 Titus 3:8-11 I want you to put your foot down. Take a firm stand on these matters so that those who have put their trust in God will concentrate on the essentials that are good for everyone. Stay away from mindless, pointless quarreling over genealogies and fine print in the law code. That gets you nowhere. Warn a quarrelsome person once or twice, but then be done with him. It’s obvious that such a person...

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Jesus Prayer

Posted by on Dec 8, 2011 in Insights from Elsewhere, Listening Prayer, Theological Thinking | 0 comments

“Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.” This has been my prayer for the last week and a half after reading the book, Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer. I’m not sure I’m going to add this to my recommended books list, but it might just be for you if you have had trouble praying lately. Or if you have had trouble concentrating lately. This is an opportunity for you to connect with the millions who have prayed...

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Sweet and Sour

Posted by on Sep 5, 2011 in Listening Prayer, SOAP Journal | 0 comments

SCRIPTURE: Ezekiel 25-28; Revelation 10 Revelation 10:8-11 The voice out of Heaven spoke to me again: “Go, take the book held open in the hand of the Angel astride sea and earth.” I went up to the Angel and said, “Give me the little book.” He said, “Take it, then eat it. It will taste sweet like honey, but turn sour in your stomach.” I took the little book from the Angel’s hand and it was sweet honey in...

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Protected: Marked with Blessing

Posted by on Aug 20, 2011 in Listening Prayer, SOAP Journal | 0 comments

SCRIPTURE: Jeremiah 48-49; Psalm 67; 1 John 1 Psalm 67 God, mark us with grace and blessing! Smile! The whole country will see how you work, all the godless nations see how you save. God! Let people thank and enjoy you.        Let all people thank and enjoy you. Let all far-flung people become happy and shout their happiness because You judge them fair and square, you tend the far-flung peoples. God! Let people thank and enjoy you.        Let...

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